My Approach to Helping
My approach is to help you resolve your challenges, and find better ways to cope; so, you will no longer need counseling. Uncover the root of your unhappiness. Discover the true source behind your stress, pain, resentments, and frustrations. Learn to set a plan into motion, that creates positive sustainable changes, that can generate realistic solutions that can be put into practice in your everyday life.
Allow me to provide you with guidance in a welcoming safe environment that frees you from outside pressure and
judgement that allows you the freedom to express your true authentic self, and most importantly, you get to determine the direction of therapy. Whether you are motivated, contemplating change, or having difficulty moving forward, as your counselor, I am with you every step of the way to help to support your journey; by assisting you in recognizing your strength, developing coping skills needed to overcome your current and futures concerns, and most importantly, by helping you recognize and identify the discrepancy between your present behavior and future goals.
More Info About My Practice
Accepting New Clients. Appointment available within 48 hours upon request. I do provide early morning, evening, & weekend appointments. Currently at this time, due to COVID-19 outbreak, all counseling session have moved online until further notice. No appointments will be scheduled for a face to face session. Clients are able to book their appointment online at www.jenniferlhillier.com
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I work with client who have unresolved childhood trauma, or recent event.
Most of my clinical training and experience is working with and rehabilitating individuals diagnosed with Serve Mental Illness (SMI) with psychotic features, such as, auditory or visual hallucinations.
Currently working on being TF-CBT and EMDR certified.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
New to Counseling? Have you tried therapy before, but did not experience the change you were expecting? Perhaps you have never seen the point of "just talking"? I'm listening.
Therapy helps people work through and deal with difficult situations and distressing events. To help them process their experience and or reoccurring thoughts and feelings. Talking with a therapist gives you the chance to explore your thoughts and feelings. The effects and impacts they have on your behaviors and moods, as well as, the consequences it has had or continues to have on your personal life.
1. Describing what's going on in your head and how it makes you feel can help you notice patterns of behaviors, and feelings, you may not have been aware of before.
2. Sometimes we are faced with unexpected life changing events that make it difficult for us to handle alone.
3. At times, we all need unbiased feedback from someone who is professionally trained to listen and help us put the puzzle pieces back together.
4. Even the most articulate and intelligent person can sometimes find it surprisingly difficult to manage and cope.
Who is therapy for?
Commonly, client's who seek my counseling and therapy services are individuals who want to enhance the quality of their life and relationships by learning healthier ways to communicate and resolve their problems. Those who may be struggling find solutions to their problems, or the solutions are not immediately apparent or working and may find they are struggling cope emotionally.
Still questioning whether therapy is right for you? I invite you to take advantage of my free complimentary consultation. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach. My professional guidance is personalized to your individual needs.
I cannot promise you I will have all the answers, but I can promise you, that you're not alone in solving them. I will commit to providing you with several referrals, should you feel I am not the best fit for you.
What Makes up a Problem?
Solving problems with the same thinking that created it?
Counseling is a therapeutic investment in yourself and your mind; helping you learn different and healthy ways of applying solutions, resolving problems, enhancing communications and relationships in everyday life. As a therapist, you do not need me to tell you there is something missing in your life; burdensome, or gone awry and taken you in an undesirable path or direction. You would not be here, if you didn't.
You have seen enough advertisements and looked through enough websites to be able to easily spot the gimmick; "pointing out what you already know", rather than providing you with what you really want; the solution. Ironically enough problem solving, is such a problem in and of itself. 'Why? you ask', it is the way we see the problem, that is the problem.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein.
Therapy is a great way to develop new positive patterns of thinking, to help create new effective resolutions to your problems, whether you choose to work with me in my office located in San Antonio, andor for online therapy only.
Allow me to help you get back on the right path. Call me and schedule your appointment today.